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Israeli Students React To Safe Haven

Less than two weeks after its release, Safe Haven: The Warsaw Zoo has attracted the interest of several international film festivals, television programmers, and Israeli school-children.

"Thanks to Marsha Goren, the film's Education Outreach coordinator in Israel, students are already watching the film in their classrooms," said Richard Lester, executive producer of Blue Heron International Pictures. "In fact, we have received all sorts of e-mail from them enthusiastically endorsing the film."

The student letters, along with their photos, have been posted on the Global Dreamers page on the company website at .

"I love those letters," said award-winning director Gary Lester. "You can tell that the thoughts expressed in them came from the heart."

"Next month, thanks to producer Alex Ringer, the film will be broadcast on national television in Israel with Hebrew sub-titles," said Lester.

Israeli television will also be re-broadcasting Lester's first Holocaust documentary, Deliver Us From Evil, which recently won a Crystal Reel Award from the Florida Motion Picture & Television Asociation.

Safe Haven veteran producer Feliks Pastusiak reports from Warsaw that the film also received a warm welcome from Ryszard and Teresa Zabinski, the two children of the heroic zoo-keepers.
The film's trailer is currently running on The Internet Movie Data Base at, where it has already attracted three million viewers.